Baylor Nursing Student Elected to 2020-2021 BOD for National Student Nurses Association

April 29, 2020
Stacie Kinsey
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to share that Level 3, S1 nursing student Stacie Kinsey was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the National Board of Directors for the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), 2020-2021 academic year.

“Congratulations to Stacie on this new opportunity as she follows her calling to be a nurse leader,” said Dean Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. “She truly exemplifies our school motto, Learn.Lead.Serve.”

“Stacie has proven herself as a tremendous leader at Baylor’s Nursing School,” said Monica L. Mullins, Director of Student Services, LHSON. “She gives selflessly of her time to serve and support her peers. I am excited that she will have the opportunity to lead on a national stage.”

As stated by the NSNA, “in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSNA cancelled the 68th Annual Convention and House of Delegates. The Convention was scheduled for April 15-19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida where the elections would have taken place. The 2020 school and state delegates completed the delegate credentialing process online and then voted online for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Nominating and Elections.”

“The Baylor Student Nurses Association (BSNA) is delighted for Stacie in her success,” said Professor Ethany Howden, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, LHSON. “She has been such a wonderful ambassador for the Louise Herrington School of Nursing throughout this process.”

“From the time I was admitted to Baylor, I knew I wanted to get the most out of my time here,” said Stacie Kinsey. “I didn’t want just the standard experience – I knew I wanted more – to make an impact at Baylor, but I didn’t know where to begin. When I heard our BSNA officers speak about running for national office, I knew that was something I was interested in and was being called to do. As I learned more about NSNA I realized being part of this organization is the best way to impact real change.”

In addition to serving the NSNA, Stacie is very involved in student leadership at the Baylor Nursing School. She is currently Treasurer for the BSNA and serves on the LHSON Orientation Steering Committee. Stacie is also a member of the Learn.Lead.Serve. Campus Collaborative and has volunteered for the DFW Great 100 Nurses and as a Student Ambassador for the LHSON Going for the Gold Gala.

“Looking forward into the post-pandemic world, I hope to use the skills I am learning and the connections I am making with the major nursing associations to ensure I lead the future of nursing into an environment that is safe and healing for our patients and ourselves,” said Stacie. “I look forward to continuing a life of service toward others using the skills and knowledge gained here at LHSON to make a lasting impact on the world of nursing. This semester - especially - taught us all to embrace change and adapt. That is something we will always carry with us, no matter where we go.”

According to Stacie, “the most important thing to know about nurses is that we care in a way that makes our hearts physically hurt after almost every shift. Even in clinicals, our patients affect us in a way that carries with us and changes the way we care for the next patient. We want to make everyone happy and as comfortable as possible and if we could, we would remove every ounce of their pain and suffering.”

"Stacie has been an invaluable resource to us in BSNA, and I look forward to seeing her utilize those skills on a national level," said Libby Rosonet, DNP, RN, CPHON, Clinical Instructor, LHSON.

About the National Student Nurses Association
NSNA is a membership organization representing over 60,000 students in Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, and Direct Entry Masters programs preparing students for Registered Nurse licensure, as well as RNs in BSN completion programs. Visit www.nsna.org

About the BU Louise Herrington School of Nursing
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) located in Dallas was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor Scott and White Health’s Baylor University Medical Center and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were granted in 1952 establishing the school among the earliest baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made an endowment gift to the school. LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through a Traditional program, FastBacc® (one year accelerated) and Distance Accelerated BSN. Ranked in U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) 2021 Best Graduate Schools, LHSON’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program which includes programs in anesthesia nursing, executive nurse leadership, family nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and pediatric nurse practitioner – is ranked No. 59 nationally. In the specialty rankings, LHSON’s U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing, is ranked No. 8 nationally, while Baylor’s nurse-midwifery program is ranked at No. 21 in the nation. USNWR’s 2020 Best Online Programs ranked LHSON’s Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Innovation in the top 25% nationally, moving up to No. 41 and ranked No. 8 nationally among the Best Online Master's in Nursing Administration Programs. To learn more visit www.baylor.edu/nursing
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